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Further Confirmation On Flash-Based Sub-notebook Has Apple Fanboys Wetting Their Pants

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Following up on the Sub-Macbook rumor, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu says now that Apple may introduce a new notebook based on Flash NAND chips «in the second half of the year». It's unclear if Apple will also finally introduce the personal teleporter with cold fusion engine in the same time frame, but that quote alone, coupled with Samsung announcing the first shipment of their hybrid NAND hard drive to OEMs, will probably fill Apple's fanboys' wet dreams for months to come. Myself included.

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Apple `chip' laptop in works [Mercury News]
Samsung Starts Shipping 'World's First Hybrid Disk Drive' [The Money Times]

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"[Samsung] hybrid drives contain a smaller amount of flash, and work as a write cache for your notebook drive, extending battery life."

- http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/07/03…

Uh....tell me how this is exciting news? Slightly extended battery life is great and all, but I think this analyst is reaching a bit far to claim that this is evidence they'll actually have a flash-based boot sector.

This isn't the same analyst group that said all iPods would be flash based by the end of the year, is it? 'Cuz they suck.